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PNS Daily Newscast - January 16, 2018  


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Curtis Mangum, left, pictured with his daughter, died while in Raleigh Police custody and his family is asking for more information on the circumstances surrounding his death. (Mangum family)

RALEIGH, N.C. – This week, the family of a man who died in Raleigh Police custody is hoping to have more answers. Curtis Roeman Mangum began showing signs of medical distress last Wednesday after he was taken into custody with another suspect. He later died after being transferred to WakeM

The future of North Carolina's judicial system is at stake as the State Assembly considers multiple changes to the way judges are elected and the lengths of their term. (Chris Potter/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – Wednesday dozens of people are expected to convene at the North Carolina State Capitol in Raleigh to speak out for the judicial system. Lawmakers were expected to take up several issues related to the selection of judges and lengths of their terms, but have since delayed that

As North Carolina's death row inmates age, the justice system faces problems of caring for the population while continuing to fund the inmates' legal bills. (Matthias Mueller/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. – North Carolina's death row is aging with almost half of inmates facing a death sentence now 50 years or older. On top of that, 75 percent of them were sentenced more than 15 years ago. Gretchen Engel, executive director of The Center for Death Penalty Litigation, says the o

Small towns like Lansing, N.C., need residents who will start businesses and put down roots. Some in Congress are concerned that ending the DACA program will inhibit that. (Tom Fowler Aerial Photography/Wikipedia)

HIGH POINT, N.C. – While Congress seems in no hurry to resolve the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, some Congressional leaders say rural communities may have the most to lose if the young people brought to the U.S. as children have to leave the workforce. Presiden

Many of the foods North Carolina families eat at Thanksgiving are harvested by migrant farmworkers. (Deb Nystrom/flickr)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The state of North Carolina is a defendant in a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday challenging a state law that prevents farmworkers from organizing to protect their rights on the job. The case was filed by the ACLU of North Carolina and the Southern Poverty Law Center on behalf of t

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – As the futures of young immigrants in the DACA program hang in limbo, a North Carolina foundation is providing funds to groups helping them navigate the uncertainty. The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation has created a DACA Rapid Response Fund, dividing $100,000 among eight o

So far, three North Carolina churches are offering sanctuary to people at risk of deportation. (Diane Brennan/flickr)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – With the future of DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) and of Dreamers and other immigrants in question, a growing number of North Carolina churches are being called to offer a solution. Based on current immigration policy, churches are institutions that immigra

iFundWomen holds a crowdsourcing event in Nashville, where they launched earlier this year. (iFundwomen)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- There are more than 225,000 women-owned businesses in North Carolina, and at least that many female entrepreneurs working to navigate access to capital and resources. That fact is what is driving a new crowdsourcing effort for women-owned businesses coming to parts of North Carolina

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